In the article, results of the feasibility study of some typical projects on the production and consumption of agrobiomass briquettes in Ukraine are analyzed and summarized. The research methods include an overview of the successful examples of the production and use of biomass briquettes in Ukraine, the identification of priority types of relevant projects, the assessment of the main technical and economic indicators of several typical bioenergy projects.
Under Ukrainian conditions the following three typical variants of the biofuel production projects can be suggested: rural enterprise produces agrobiomass briquettes and sells them as a substitute for expensive coal to the local population and other consumers using small boilers with manual loading; villagers or members of a united territorial community create an energy cooperative, within which they produce biomass briquettes for their own consumption; large agrarian enterprise produces briquettes from its own agricultural raw materials and sells the product partly to its employees, partly to other consumers.
Typical types of projects for the use of agrobiomass briquettes can be as follows: an individual consumer or trade/service organization or industrial/commercial enterprise uses biomass briquettes in the existing boiler (replacement of coal) or in the newly purchased boiler of the appropriate capacity (replacement of coal/natural gas). The results of the preliminary feasibility study of these typical projects show that all the projects are economically feasible with a discounted payback period of 3-5 years.Substantiation of the typical projects for production and consumption of agrobiomass briquettes in Ukraine. G. G. Geletukha, T. A. Zheliezna, S. V. Drahniev, A. I. Bashtovyi, I. L. Rogovskii. “Scientific herald of national university of life and environmental science of Ukraine”, Series: Technique and Energy of APK, 2018, №282 (p. 173-180)